ELDRED - Dora Masjoshusmann, 95, of 97 Windfall Road, Eldred, passed away Sunday (April 7, 2013) in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport.
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Born July 31, 1917, in Heinzenhausen, Germany, she was a daughter of Karl and Louiese Wappner Heil.
During the Holocaust, she lost a brother, three sisters, two children and her first husband. In 1953 in Dortmundt, Germany, she married Willi Heinz Masjoshusmann, who passed away on Oct. 8, 1989. They had a daughter, Liane, who was born in 1956. Liane, who was serving with the U.S. Army at the time, brought Dora from Germany in 1997 to live with her at Fort Riley, Kan. In 2006, Liane married James W. Crum Jr. and the family moved to Eldred in 2007.
In 2009, Dora became bedridden and her daughter and son-in-law cared for her in their home until earlier this year.
She loved knitting, watching Westerns, reading and taking long walks.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Liane and James Crum Jr. of Eldred; and a brother, Herman Heil in Germany.
Mrs. Masjoshusmann was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two infant children; and seven siblings.
In keeping with Mrs. Masjoshusmann's wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, at the convenience of the family.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
A fond memory of Dora may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St. Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 8 to Apr. 15, 2013